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Pedestrian hit by car near Dayton Metro Library main branch identified

Published: Friday, January 25, 2019 @ 8:59 PM
Updated: Monday, January 28, 2019 @ 6:47 PM

Dayton Police are investigating a pedestrian strike near the Dayton Metro Library. Staff video/Jarod Thrush

UPDATE @ 6:50 p.m. (Jan. 28):

The pedestrian hit by a car Friday near the Dayton Metro Library’s main branch was identified this evening as Ronald Payton, 42, according to a Dayton crash report.

He is currently in serious condition at Miami Valley Hospital, according to a spokesperson.

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UPDATE @ 10:10 p.m.: A man hit by a car near the Dayton Metro Library’s main branch has been taken to a hospital.

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His condition is not known, but police are reconstructing the accident, at East Third Street and Patterson Boulevard, as a precaution because the man was undergoing tests at a hospital, a Dayton police sergeant said.

A caller to 9-1-1 said he believed the driver who hit the man probably never saw the man.

“A guy just got hit in the crosswalk,” the caller said to the 9-1-1 operator. “We had the green light but the guy was in the crosswalk. There were like two cars. The car on the outside hit him. He never would have had a chance to see [the victim].”

The caller said the victim was wearing a blue coat and brown pants.

“He was moving. He is not moving right now, currently,” the caller said. “He’s like right in the middle of the whole intersection” of East Third and Patterson.

Investigators have blocked the following streets are blocked to traffic until further notice:

  • Patterson Boulevard, from East Fourth to East Second streets 
  • Jefferson Street to Wayne Avenue


Police and a medic unit are on the scene of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the area of East Third Street and Patterson Boulevard.

The units were dispatched just after 8:30 p.m.

Montgomery County Regional Dispatch tells us a male was hit in the crosswalk by a red sedan. The car remains on scene. 

We will update this report.

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